The Birth of Rock and Roll: Photographs From The Collection Of Jim Linderman
Photographs from the collection of Jim Linderman plus a conversation with Joe Bonomo. Hardcover book with 134 photographs. Size: 160 pages, 12″ x 9.75″ format. Publication Date: April 14, 2015
Jim Linderman has arranged a storyboard of sorts that dramatizes the spirit, if not the chronology, of rock and roll.
Poetically, the photos evoke without naming, and have little to do with conventional iconography of the birth of rock and roll. Instead they document, and celebrate, the pure but indefinable essence of rock. Wherever there is an urge to make acoustic or electric music—whether helping at a rent party, busking in front of a crowd, or testifying in the name of Jesus—there’s an uncredited photographer there to snap an image. Thankfully Jim Linderman has shared these one-of-a-kind photos from his collection so we can explore one of the most transformative times for American music.